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PAT Testing from Environmental Science

Each year "about 1000 accidents at work involving electric shock or burns" are reported to the Health and Safety Executive!

 ESL provides a comprehensive service from quick simple checks through to complete scheduled certification and repair.


We at ESL are committed to promoting high level Health and Safety standards at industries at all levels. We want to make sure that you comply with all relevant Health and Safety regulations and standards with regard to PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) and Periodic Inspection and Testing of Fixed Electrical Installations.

ESL Services Offered Include:

  Portable Appliance Testing
>   Fault Finding and Repairs
>   Advice on the legislation and on your obligations as employer

Current legislation and standards require that all electrical equipment is properly maintained to prevent danger and ensure safety of all persons using the work premises. Hence systematic risk assessment, inspection and testing is necessary and also to set maintenance schedules.

Failure to comply with regulations can be costly. There can be accidents leading to claims made against your company or organization. There is also the possibility of invalidating your insurance policies, or a very expensive policy cover.

The frequency of inspection and testing will depend upon the likelihood of maintenance being required and the consequences of lack of maintenance.
Factors such as environment, the users, equipment construction, and equipment type need to be considered. On completion of the testing you will be issued with a safety certificate and a detailed report that provides information on each individual item.


>    The Health & Safety at Work etc. Act (1974)
   Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
>    Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations1998

The purpose of periodic inspection and testing is to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety of persons and livestock against the effects of electric shock and burns, protection against damage to property by fire.

Periodic inspection and testing of electrical installations is also necessary because all electrical installations deteriorate due to factors such as wear and tear, excessive electrical loading, corrosion, ageing and environmental influences.

Licensing authorities, public bodies, insurance companies, mortgage lenders and others may require periodic inspection and testing of fixed electrical installations.

Periodic inspection and testing should be considered:

>   on change of occupancy of the premises
>   after alterations and additions to the original installations 
>   where damage may have been caused to an installation

Frequency of inspection and testing depend on these factors:

>   type of insulation
>   its use and operation
>   the frequency and quality of maintenance,  and
>   the external influences that the installation is subjected
ESL can provide certification for all your portable appliances and instruments. So, whatever your needs or if you prefer just to get some timely advice please do give us a call on 01354 653222 or email us at sales@esldatasheets.com

Environmental Science Ltd
3 Station Approach   Station Road   March   Cambridgeshire   PE15  8SJ
Tel: (0)1354 653222   Fax: (0)1354 655030  E-mail: sales@environmental science